Universal’s frat house comedy starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron dominated thanks to an estimated $51m debut that blew The Amazing Spider Man 2 into second place in its second session.
Heaven Is For Real at number four stands at $75.32m after four sessions through TriStar.
Two other debutants delivered results that were mediocre at best.
TriStar launched Moms’ Night Out on $4.2m for number seven, while Clarius Entertainment opened the animation Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return in eighth place on $3.7m.
In limited release, Jon Favreau’s Chef debuted through Open Road on $204,000 from six sites for a mighty $34,000 per average.
Next weekend’s wide releases are: Godzilla from Legendary Pictures through Warner Bros and Buena Vista’s Million Dollar Arm.
Estimated Top 10 North America May 9-11 2014
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) Neighbors (Universal) UPI $51.1m –
2 (1) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia Pictures) SPRI $37.2m $147.9m
3 (2) The Other Woman (Fox) Fox International $9.3m $61.7m
4 (3) Heaven Is For Real (TriStar) SPRI $7m $75.2m
5 (4) Captain America: The Winter Solider (Marvel Studios-Buena Vista) WDSMPI $5.6m $244.9m
6 (5) Rio 2 (Fox) Fox International $5.1m $113.2m
7 (-) Mom’s Night Out (TriStar) $4.2m –
8 (-) Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return $3.7m
9 (7) Divergent (Summit-Lionsgate) Lionsgate International $1.7m $145m
10 (6) Brick Mansions (Relativity) EuropaCorp $1.5m $18.3m